24th Brigade (Australia)

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24th Brigade
Active 1940–1946
Country Australia Australia
Branch Australian Army
Type Infantry
Part of 9th Division
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Selwyn Porter

The 24th Brigade was a brigade-sized infantry unit of the Australian Army. Formed on 1 July 1940 as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force, the unit was raised for service during World War II. Originally formed as part of the 8th Division the brigade was subsequently transferred to the newly created 9th Division in December. The brigade served during the Western Desert campaign, the landing at Lae, the Huon Peninsula campaign and the Labuan landings. It was disbanded in 1946.

History[edit]

The brigade was formed in July 1940 as part of the 8th Division for service in Egypt.

Attached units[edit]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Commanding officer[2]
01-Jul-1940 04-Mar-1941 Brigadier Eric Plant
13-Mar-1941 04-Nov-1942 Brigadier AHL Godfrey
01-Nov-1942 10-Nov-1943 Brigadier Bernard Evans[3]
10-Nov-1943 31-Mar-1945 Brigadier Selwyn Porter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "24 Australian Infantry Brigade: Unit Subordinates". Orders of Battle.com. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "24 Australian Infantry Brigade: Command Appointments". Orders of Battle.com. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V., monumentaustralia.org.au

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